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Community Festival

Bradley Stoke Community Festival takes place each year in early June.

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2019

The 2019 Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place over the weekend of Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June.

The programme of events is organised by Re-energize, on behalf of Bradley Stoke Town Council (BSTC).

For stall booking forms, visit Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2019 (BSTC)

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2019.

Preliminary programme…

Friday 7th June, 10.30am to 2pm

The Picnic in the Park for Mother’s and Toddlers starts at 10.30 a.m. until 14.00 at the Jubilee Centre. New for this year Van Buren presents a magic show followed by juggling and entertainment alongside a bouncy castle and hosted by BS Radio providing music and entertainment. Refreshments will be served during the morning with Face Painting also available.

Saturday 8th June, 11.30am to 6pm

Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Youth Work team will once again be offering the popular combination of ‘have a go’ graffiti workshops (with professional artists) and a large portable skatepark half-pipe; provided by King Ramps. There will be regular pro rider demos (hopefully including the return of a Team GB BMXer) interspersed with ‘have a go’ sessions + music and Youth Work project info.

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre will be providing fitness session displays.

Music is provided by the excellent local bands; Snow Blind, Vamp, Liquor & Poker, tribute band ELO Beatles Beyond, Ragged Union, Bad wolf and a solo performance by Georgia Hinton of BS Community School.

Local dance groups will perform in between the bands and include; BS Gym Club, Yasmins, Red X Dance, Chinese Dance, Razzamataz and Stoke Gifford School of Dance along with other local clubs and associations. Fun rides for the children include trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, Wipe Out, Bungee Run and Surf simulator, a Helter Skelter and again this year young children’s Go-Karts.

A Vertical Xtreme Climbing Wall will be alongside the local BS Scouts stalls which features longbow archery and other fun activities.

An Arts & Crafts exhibition will feature a range of different arts & crafts alongside sideshows and community stalls offering a wide range of local products and novelties. The Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club Tournament for Year 1 Boys and Girls, with 14 schools and 150 children taking part at the Jubilee Centre, starts at 12.00 noon on the top field soccer pitches.

Sunday 9th June, from 9.30am

A 10K multi terrain race organised by the Sole Sisters starts at 09.30 a.m. and finishes at the Jubilee Centre. 600+ Competitors are expected. The “Church in the Park” outdoor service from the BS Churches will again be held after the 10k race, starting at 11.45.

At Baileys Court the Cricket Club will be celebrating the cricket World Cup with a youth’s Pairs Tournament plus a 10/10 match during the afternoon along with a lunchtime BBQ, a batting & bowling competition and skills workshop with evening entertainment in the clubhouse. The BS Bowls club will provide roll up demo’s throughout the afternoon.

Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Skatepark and Youth Workers will be hosting their annual Festival Skate Comp along with the addition of Kings Ramps half-pipe, regular pro rider demos and a circus skills workshop. Action takes place between 12 noon and 5.00pm.

For more details, see:

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2018

The 2018 Bradley Stoke Community Festival took place over the weekend of Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June.

Advert for the Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2017.

Friday 8th June 2018 from 10.30am

The Picnic in the Park, for parents and toddlers, starts at 10.30am and runs until 2pm at the Jubilee Centre. Professor Panic presents his range of circus skills, juggling and entertainment in the Big Top, alongside a bouncy castle hosted by Bradley Stoke Radio providing music and entertainment. Refreshments will be served during the morning with face painting also available.

Saturday 9th June 2018 11.30am to 6pm

Jubilee Green hosts the King Ramps skate park half-pipe and displays will be given by pro riders throughout the festival. There will also be a street art demo with ‘have-a-go’ sessions for local children and adults. St Mary’s RFC and Dragon Tang Soo Do will be giving impromptu displays in front of their respective stalls.

On the main field, music will be provided by local bands Obsidian and Limited Edition, Rock Pipes, Andalus Quartet (Gypsy Kings tribute band) plus Marc Williams and his Robbie Williams tribute act. Local dance groups will perform in between the bands and include: Babyballet, Danceworks, Street Envy, and Stoke Gifford School of Dance along with other local clubs and associations.

At 5.05pm, South Gloucestershire Asian Project will stage a ‘Rang Barse’ (Colour Fest) powder paint throwing event around the dance area on the main field.

Fun rides for the children include the huge Noah’s Ark inflatable, trampolines, giant slides, football games, Wipe Out, Bungee Run, Surf Simulator, a helter skelter and, new for this year a kids’ go-kart circuit. Look out also for the Vertical Xtreme Climbing Wall, alongside the Bradley Stoke Scouts providing longbow archery and other activities.  The bazaar marquee on Jubilee Green will again feature a range of arts & crafts stalls. Sideshows and community stalls will offer a wide range of local products and novelties.

The Bradley Stoke Youth FC Football Tournament for Year 1 children, with 13 schools taking part, starts at 12.30pm on the top field soccer pitches (prizegiving at 3pm).

Sunday 10th June 2018 from 9.30am

A 10k multi-terrain race organised by Sole Sisters starts at 9.30am from the Jubilee Centre (where it also finishes). Over 600 competitors are expected. The ‘Church in the Park’ outdoor service from the Bradley Stoke churches will also be at the Jubilee Centre this year, starting at 11.45am.

At Baileys Court Activity Centre, a Kwik Cricket tournament (starting at 12pm) will again be run by Bradley Stoke Cricket Club, featuring under-11 players from four local clubs. There will also be a BBQ, stalls and evening entertainment in the clubhouse. Also at Baileys Court, Bradley Stoke Bowls Club will offer ‘have a go’ sessions for visitors between 12pm and 4pm.

Bradley Stoke Skate Park will be hosting its annual Festival competition along with King Ramps half-pipe, demos and circus skills. Action takes place between 1pm and 5pm.

For more details, see:

Photos and videos of the 2018 Community Festival:

  • Festival Saturday: Facebook
  • SGAP ‘Rang Barse’ (Colour Fest): Video on Facebook
  • Bradley Stoke 10k Run (Start): Facebook
  • Bradley Stoke 10k Run (Half-Way Point): Facebook

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